rupture

(redirected from ruptures)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

rupture,

in medicine: see herniahernia,
protrusion of an internal organ or part of an organ through the wall of a body cavity. The hernia is enclosed by a sac formed by the lining of the cavity. It results from a weakness or rupture in the wall, usually where there is already a natural weakness.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

rupture

[′rəp·chər]
(geology)
(medicine)

rupture

Pathol
a. the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
b. another word for hernia
References in classic literature ?
But after a time Watson's young affections changed, and one day he described the rupture to Philip.
You think I was concerned in the plot which brought about the rupture, do you not?
mademoiselle, there can be no rupture where there has been no love.
But the story of the duel, confirmed by Pierre's rupture with his wife, was the talk of society.
Thus for a time the rupture between De Montfort and his king was healed, and although the great nobleman was divested of his authority in Gascony he suffered little further oppression at the hands of his royal master.
Nevertheless, there was no open rupture of relations: John continued living with the family, and things went on very much as before.
The rupture between Bute and his brother Sir Pitt was complete; indeed, between Sir Pitt and the whole county, to which the old man was a scandal.
Again, just as at the first moment of hearing of her rupture with her husband, Vronsky, on reading the letter, was unconsciously carried away by the natural sensation aroused in him by his own relation to the betrayed husband.
Then, begging her pardon for all past unpleasantness, to make her a present of ten thousand roubles and so assist the rupture with Mr.
16) Most implant ruptures occur 10-15 years following placement with an increasing incidence over time (17).
The majority of fenestrations or incomplete uterine ruptures are asymptomatic and may initially be quite subtle and may be seen during the process of future cesarean sections or laparotomies (1).
Urinary bladder ruptures are typically caused by external trauma, and blunt trauma accounts for 67% to 86% of bladder ruptures.